Monday, February 25, 2008

Bulging disc--NO More!

At least I have permission to resume training. The only thing I was allowed to do was to swim and walk. I still have some occasional discomfort, but not enough to stop me any further. Tomorrow I will ride to work and see how I feel. I will take a longer route so that I ride about 15 miles. That should take about 70 minutes given the traffic and signals I have to go through in certain areas. Then my plan is to both swim and ride on Wednesday and run and ride on Thursday. I have to ride tuesday thru Thursday because of work. It is easier if I ride there than take the car away from Bridget all day. It will be good to see how it goes.

Also, Dave, who is to be referred only as DTP on this blog hereafter, is officially out of the Vikingman. If he gets fat it will only be justice. I should write fatTER, since I am sure he is starting to pack it on. Is it bad that I take a certain amount of joy in the misfortune of others? Not if it is deserved.

7 comments:

Fish said...

So what was his reason? It can't be that he doesn't have time to train. He has 14 weeks. 14. It can only be that 1) he knows that I am fully aware that he'd be doing it to beat me and 2) he feels that he is too far behind to beat me, especially given that I won't be fooled by his sandbagging talk. What a f*%&ing pansy. Even if he ever does beat me again on a casual ride, he's got nothing to say because he backed down from this. I'm elated to have that kind of permanent leverage.

Mr. Flynn said...

His reason--he is a f*%&ing pancy, like you said.

He has said before that he doesn't have enough time...he is too out of shape to start now...he is sick....

He lost is manhood somewhere, or perhaps his wife threw it out since she is probably done with needing him for that since I understand she is pregnant for maybe the last time.

I don't know what is in his head. I think it comes down to the fact that he would rather take the heat from us over training. That in of itself says something. He has to know that he won't live this down anytime soon.

Fish said...

Does he check this blog? I kind of doubt it, but either way. I'll tell you that even if he does dodge a beating at the Vikingman, if there is a next time we ride together there still won't be any mercy. I'm fairly confident that the next time we ride together (whenever that is) I'll be in better shape than he is. It seems that the Spudman fitness was a one-time blip and that Dave will revert back to his routine of starting with absolute no fitness at the beginning of the season and working his way to a basic level by the end. He shouldn't have acted like he hadn't done any training at all for either of those two races and that's just how fit he is at any given time. Paybacks can be a bitch.

Fish said...

As I think about it, it's not just the fact that he was lying about the whole 'cross thing, but that was the straw that broke the camel's back. I mean, I do my best to provide a comfortable place to stay and good food and he repays me by spending the entire time trying to see how mad he can make me. He insists on providing a meal and then can't man up to call me and tell me it's off until that's already more than clear? If he'd just beaten me, it would have been one thing. You kicked my ass pretty good, but that was fine because I knew you had been training and were just faster. It was his continued insistence that he hadn't done any training at all.

The conclusion I came to was this - my recreational time is very limited. I've got enough things to occupy my time as it is, so why would I want to invest time, money, and effort to be with someone who spends all of our time together trying to piss me off? There's enough things in my life that I have to deal with that piss me off to go and bring more of that in voluntarily. That was really the issue with Hawai'i. That's my one true vacation. Why would I invest time and money to bring someone along so that they could try and piss me off the entire time. Especially when he had done exactly the same thing with my last several efforts to make his time enjoyable?

It comes down to this - you mentioned that Dave figured he could pretty much piss in my face and because of our history, I'd not only let it slide, but be okay with it. Not so much.

Mr. Flynn said...

Well said.

I had a bunch typed up, but I erased it. You state your case well.

I just wish I had someone to train with up here. The swimming class is great, but as far as riding I don't really have anyone that I can train with at or near my level. The guys I know from the shop are cross are in much better shape than I. I don't feel like holding people back so I will continue on my own.

Fish said...

Based on your short reply, I assume Dave somehow or another saw this. What was his response?

Mr. Flynn said...

nope. I told him about the blog, but he is up in Seattle at a trade show. I just have discussed this ad nauseum with him. He just blows everything off by saying "I know I suck...I am a wuss...you guys are right giving me a hard time....

Then the excuses come. Whatever. He doesn't see your larger issues as being issues. At least not yet.